Teacher Education

Title

From approximations of practice to transformative possibilities: Using Theatre of the Oppressed as rehearsals for facilitating critical teacher education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2020

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Abstract

Rehearsals and other approximations of practice are often touted as effective pedagogies for preparing teachers to reproduce/replicate practices deemed universally beneficial. However, scholars have noted that reproducing practices across contexts risks undermining equity and justice. This article reports on a three-year project that examined the potential of Boalian Theater and Freirean culture circles to facilitate learning among justice-oriented teacher educators. Using an ethnographic approach, the article shows how, guided by these critical pedagogies, rehearsals can facilitate transformational learning by re-imagining responses to dilemmas of practice in equity-oriented and contextually sensitive ways.

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